Le Chef-d'oeuvre inconnu

1931
Illustrated by Pablo Picasso (Spanish (worked in France), 1881–1973), Cut by Georges Aubert (French, 20th century), Author Honoré de Balzac (French, 1799–1850), Publisher Ambroise Vollard (French, 1867–1939), Printer Louis Fort (French, 20th century), Printer Aimé Jourde (French, 20th century)


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Artist & the Book 225; Geiser 123-35

Dimensions

Overall (book only): 33.3 x 26.6 x 3.5 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.1

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 13 etchings and 67 wood engravings

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931) Folio; 66 leaves; unbound in original printed paper wraps (yellow cloth case).

Literary illustrations and decorative designs.


Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1931

Provenance

Galerie Gérald Cramer, Geneva, from whom purchased by MFA, January 9, 1947.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund

Copyright

© 2011 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.